The webinar: 'COVID-19 and International Law: What went wrong and what can we learn from it?' held on 16 April 2020 featured a conversation between the award-winning author and international lawyer Philippe Sands QC, and the international health law expert and WHO former legal counsel Gian Luca Burci to explore what may have gone wrong, the lessons to be learned, and future institutional and legal changes needed
This post-event report provides a summary of the discussion and synthesises some of the main conclusions. It is divided into two parts according to the format of the event: the first part summarises the exchanges between Professor Sands and Professor Burci and the second includes the relevant questions that were submitted by the audience and addressed by the two speakers during the event.
The event was convened by Constantinos Yiallourides, Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the Law of the Sea, BIICL and Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law, BIICL. Dr Yiallourides acted as moderator of the live-stream.
BIICL wishes to thank Professor Sands and Professor Burci, and, indeed, all those attending the event for their support.